Worship Services Resume May 31

Join Us This Sunday!

We’ll be resuming worship services in our building this Sunday, May 31st.  More details can be found here and here.

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Video Devotional Message: May 24, 2020

Living in God’s Light in a World of Grey: Thoughts on 1 John

Part 4:
“Heart Health”

by Michael Lewis
May 24, 2020

We will gather for worship beginning May 31…

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Bulletin: May 24, 2020

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

Michael’s devotional message will be posted this Sunday on our church website (dgchurch.org). This week’s sermon message is called: “Heart Health” “Living in God’s Light in a World of Grey: Thoughts on 1 John” Please listen.

Right Now Media

Whether you’re part of the church or not, we have a free gift for you! I’m excited to share that our church has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media!

It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or on your TV at home. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.

Now, let’s create your free account! There are two simple steps:

  1. Click here to create your private account and start watching right away!
  2. Download the RightNow Media app for your smart phone, tablet, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.

We hope you and your family enjoy this gift from Dalton Gardens Church Of Christ!

CCS Fundraiser: When you shop at Fred Meyer remember to register your card and choose CCS as the non-profit of your choice. Coeur d’Alene Christian School will earn money for every purchase. The school will receive a check from Fred Meyer quarterly. As long as CCS is chosen for the Non-profit of people’s choice, the school will receive a check. Call Trisha Schultz or Dan Dupey for more information.

Love Seat or Couch: As the work continues with the remodel here at the building, we are adding some furniture. We are looking for a small couch or loveseat with light wear that would coordinate with our theme of blue/grey/white. Your donation would be greatly appreciated.

Baby Bottle Boomerang:

The Baby Bottle Campaign begins on Mother’s Day, May 10 through Father’s Day, June 21. Your church has chosen the following methods:

  • Online “Bottles”—Beginning May 10 go to babybottlebonanza.com. Choose the number of bottles 1, 2, 3 or 4 to pay online via credit or debit card.
  • Bottle-Less Giving—Your church will gather your “Baby Bottle” checks (made out to Open Arms) and Open Arms will collect them after Father’s Day, June 21.

Contact your church or Open Arms for more information. The proceeds will be used by Open Arms to assist those in our area facing unplanned pregnancies.  You can reach Open Arms at 208.667.5433.

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Activity Calendar: June 2020

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Prayer Requests and Thanksgivings: May 19

Prayer Requests:

Shelia Bucher: Praying that my house will be restored soon so we can move back home. The furnace and hot water needs replacement.

Church office: Please pray for Jerry Welch. He will be having back surgery this week.

Myrtle McIntire: Please pray for Jovie Crosby. She was in a terrible car accident and has a long road to recovery ahead. She is out of the hospital and needs our prayers.

David Bruner: Continue to pray for John & Beverly O’Neal. John is still suffering with an infection in his lung.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Continue our prayers in behalf of Bob Brown and Larry Grow. And, remember, Bonnie’s son, Brian, still needs our prayers. (Needing a kidney),

Remember, Irene Clark, Carole Fredrikson, Doran Linder as he travels back east to pick up his daughter, CCS school parent’s needs, as well as Emily during this time.

We were recently talking to a senior saint that was a little discouraged. During this time, these feelings can happen easily when you cannot really get out much.  We can see in 1 Samuel 30, King David was having a terrible, upsetting day. “And David was greatly distressed …………………….But, David strengthened himself in the Lord his God” Of course, we know that God’s Word can lift us up. We just need to commit to doing it.

The joy of the Lord is, and will be, our strength. Psalm 59:16, Psalm 63:6-9, Psalm 28:7

Sandra Welch: Prayers for Holly & Andy Valentine. Andy’s step-mom, who he is very close to, passed away suddenly on Monday. Please pray for the family.

Anita Poland: Please pray for Geraldine Davis, my son’s fiancé, who will have surgery next Friday. Thank you.

Brittanie De Bias: Please pray for Dallas Parker, a 2-year-old child with a rare type of meningitis.  Dallas has been suffering with seizures and is in the hospital.  Please pray for Dallas’s parents, Jeff & April.

Shirley Deitz: Please pray for Ethel Drapeau.  She fell in her home and was hospitalized.  She is deaf and almost blind and can use our prayers.

Dave Hopkins: Prayers for my real estate classes. Thankful I passed week 1. Week 2 class this week. Then the state and national test on June 6. Miss the church family. Praying all are safe and well. Until we meet again.

Thanksgivings:

Church office: Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful donations for the food pantry! The families that we serve will be so very blessed.

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Audio Message: May 19, 2020

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We Will Gather for Worship Beginning May 31st

Short of gathering while everyone is wearing bio-hazard suits, it is impossible to promise a 100% virus free environment for our church meetings. What we can do is follow the guidelines of our area’s public health and medical professionals to minimize the risk of gathering as a church. All we can do is trust in God’s provision and be responsible stewards of the information health officials have provided us. We trust our practices will slowly return us to a more normal routine as we learn more about how to best cope with this pandemic. We must be patient and thoughtful. Finally, we must respect anyone who feels their personal health challenges require them to adopt a more cautious routine for re-entering public settings.

  1. We will meet for worship at 10:15am on Sundays (children’s worship and Bible classes will not return until later in the summer). There will be a nursery available but not staffed, so parents may use the nursery for their children if they wish to do so. We ask adults to wear a mask if there will be other adults present in the nursery.
  2. Greeters will open the building doors for everyone entering and leaving to minimize those who have to touch these surfaces.
  3. We ask all to sanitize their hands as they enter the building (hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the building).
  4. We will practice social distancing as much as possible (asking individual family units to space themselves out in the pews at least six feet from others and to be responsive to ushers trying to assist this process).
  5. We ask everyone to wear a mask when social distancing is NOT possible and/or they will be likely to pass within 6 feet from other people. (You may NOT think you need a mask, but we wear masks not for ourselves, but out of respect to others and their safety).
  6. We discourage people from physical contact with each other (no handshaking or hugging for a while, even though we know this will be a challenge for most).
  7. In taking communion together, we will use the sealed wafers of bread and juice for safety and health purposes. People may pick up these communion items as they enter the building.
  8. There will be several offering stations where those willing to give to the Lord may leave their gift.

If you have any questions about our plan for resuming our church gatherings, then please call the church office. Those calling each member of our congregation from time to time, will be trying to get a general sense of the number we might expect on May 31st to further assist our preparations. May God bless us all and may we never grow weary of asking for His wisdom in how we live out the gift of each day. 

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Video Devotional Message: May 17, 2020

Living in God’s Light in a World of Grey: Thoughts on 1 John

Part 3:
“Can You Imagine?”

by Michael Lewis
May 17, 2020

Introductory video by The Skit Guys:

“A Prayer for Rest and Renewal”

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Bulletin: May 17, 2020

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Michael’s devotional message will be posted this Sunday on our church website. This week’s sermon message continues Michael’s Living in God’s Light in a World of Grey: Thoughts on 1 John series with a message entitled “Can You Imagine?”  Please listen.

We could use food items for our pantry (especially, stews, soups, and easy to microwave box meals). The grocery cart will be outside our building (weather permitting) so you will not need to come inside. Those needing food just give the office a call for an appointment to come by.

Baby Bottle Boomerang:

The Baby Bottle Campaign begins on Mother’s Day, May 10 through Father’s Day, June 21. Your church has chosen the following methods:

  • Online “Bottles”—Beginning May 10 go to babybottlebonanza.com. Choose the number of bottles 1, 2, 3 or 4 to pay online via credit or debit card.
  • Bottle-Less Giving—Your church will gather your “Baby Bottle” checks (made out to Open Arms) and Open Arms will collect them after Father’s Day, June 21.

Contact your church or Open Arms for more information
The proceeds will be used by Open Arms to assist those in our area facing unplanned pregnancies. 208.667.5433

CCS Fundraiser: When you shop at Fred Meyer remember to register your card and choose CCS as the non-profit of your choice. Coeur d’Alene Christian School will earn money for every purchase.  The school will receive a check from Fred Meyer quarterly.  As long as CCS is chosen for the Non-profit of choice, the school will receive a check. Call Trisha Schultz or Dan Dupey for more information or visit the CCS web site.

Loveseat or Couch:  As work continues with the remodel here at the building, we are adding some furniture. We are looking for a small couch or loveseat with light wear that would coordinate with our theme of blue/grey/white. Your donation would be greatly appreciated.

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Beginning Our Church Gatherings Again

  • We will again gather for worship meetings on May 31st.
  • We will meet for worship only May 31 through July 5th at 10:15am.
  • Bible classes for all ages will begin again on July 12th.
  • At least through July 5th (and maybe longer), while we understand there is no number limit for our worship gatherings, we will ask everyone to practice social distancing, and take other health precautions to provide a safest environment for our gatherings (more details to follow).
  • Any church family members who feel they should remain in their homes for a longer period of time or want to wear a mask the entire time they are outside their home will be respected and encouraged to do as they feel best.
  • Our plan for gathering as a church again may be adjusted as we learn more about the pandemic in our region and the advice various health officials provide to our shepherds.
  • Please ask any questions you may have by calling the church office.
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